Mental illness

Latest Issue: 2015

Australian Family Physician aims to provide relevant, evidence-based, clearly articulated information to Australian GPs to assist them in providing the highest quality patient care; applicable to the varied geographic and social contexts in which GPs work and to all GP roles as clinician, researcher, educator, practice team member and opinion leader. All articles are subject to a peer review process before they are accepted for publication. The journal is indexed in MEDLINE, Index Medicus and Science Citation Index Expanded. In addition to editorial, letters and book reviews, articles are published in the following categories:

  • Focus articles – clinical articles commissioned on assessment and management of conditions related to the featured theme of each issue of the journal
  • Clinical articles – Evidence-based review articles and case studies relating to assessment and management of specific symptoms or conditions addressed in general practice
  • Research articles – reports of quality, original research relevant to the needs of Australian GPs
  • Professional articles – Articles on non-clinical topics of relevance to GPs
  • Viewpoint articles – Clearly argued opinion pieces relating to primary care.


Latest issue

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Mental illness

2015 Vol 44(11) 769-864

This month's articles include Autism spectrum disorder, Gender dysphoria, Body dysmorphic disorder and Chronic schizophrenia

Recent issues

AFP Cover 2015 October


October 2015 Vol 44 (10) 689-768

This month's articles include Upper GI tract biopsy reports, Clostridium difficile infection and Chronic pancreatitis.

AFP Cover 2015 September

Falling through the cracks

September 2015 Vol 44 (9) 609-688

This month's articles include Medically unexplained illness, Rare diseases, Cancer of unknown primary and Advocating for patients.

AFP Cover 2015 August


August 2015 Vol 44 (8) 529-608

This month's articles include Musculoskeletal chest wall pain, Interstitial lung disease, Adult-onset asthma and Thoracic imaging.

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Female pelvic problems

2015 Vol 44 (7) 433-528

This month's articles include Female pelvic problems, Pelvic organ prolapse, Persistent pelvic pain and Localised provoked vestibulodynia.

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The Clinical Challenge comprises multiple choice questions based on the Focus articles in each issue. You can earn QI&CPD points by completing the Clinical Challenge each month.

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